May 30, 2017

Astro-event of the week for July 8th-14th, 2008.

Planetary conjunctions can be very cool events. 

Conjunction.

Conjunction about 1 hour after sunset on the 9th.

(Credit: Stellarium). 

     Now for a simpler, naked eye event: on the evening of Wednesday, July 9th, Saturn and Mars  will be at a very close visual conjunction. [Read more...]

Starting into Astronomy: To Buy (Or not Buy) a Telescope?

   One of the questions I most frequently recieve is “what kind of telescope should I buy as a beginner or for a child?”  Certainly there is a lot of pitfalls to avoid, and very few hands on resources to test drive a potential new scope.  [Read more...]